The quality of the top performances and a stronger team was a very welcome encouragement to the team managers and supporting officials at the National Young Athletes Match at Bath University.
The star performance has to be the league record equalling performance in the under 17 pole vault of 3.60m (G1) by Lucy Bryan. The vaulters had a good day with Isabel hatch winning the U15 event with 2.90m (G1) Daisy DaSilva improving her PB to 2.70m (G3) 2nd U17 and James Taylor U17 3.00m (G4)
On the track there were many committed performances. The highlight was a top class under 15 girls 800m race with the first three all achieving grade 1 performances. Loren Bleaken=2C Team Bath set off very strongly with Mirand a Sadler closing and keeping in touch. Annesley Park kept them within her sights. Loren held off a strong and sustained challenge from Miranda in the second lap to leave Miranda just a few yards adrift.
In the Under 17 800m race Olivia Sadler ran unchallenged in an excellent time a fraction quicker than her sister.
Max Cresswell won the U17 javelin with an oustanding 49.50m throw and not content with that won the shot putt with an impressive 12.51m.=20
In tricky conditions James Taylor was 2nd in the discus with 40.80m. James high jumped 1.65m having been behind Jake on countback until Jake Cussell failed at the winning height. Jake was a pretty close 2nd to Max in the shot with 11.61m.
Rhys Park and Zac Tobias made the 3000m look easy but they both put in an effort towards the end with Rhys eager for a win.
Alice Grosjean set a new PB in the shot with a 9.83m. A good throw of 28.43m in the discus was a little below her consistent training distance.
Lotte McCarthy won the U15 100m in 13.3 secs well clear of the other competitors.